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York Harbor Travel Guide

Sports and the Outdoors

Biking

Berger's Bike Shop. This former auto garage rents hybrid bikes for local excursions. 241 York St., York Village, ME, 03909. 207/363–4070. www.bergersbikeshop.com.

Fishing

Fish Tale Charters. Fish Tale Charters takes anglers on fly-fishing or light tackle charters in search of stripers or juvenile bluefin tuna; trips depart from Town Dock No. 2 in York Harbor. Town Dock No. 2, 20 Harris Island Rd., York, ME, 03909. 207/363–3874. www.maineflyfishing.net.

Rip Tide Charters. Rip Tide Charters goes where the fish are—departure points vary, from Ogunquit to York and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It specializes in fly-fishing and light tackle for stripers, mackerel, and bluefish. 207/337–3608. www.mainestriperfishing.com.

Shearwater Charters. Shearwater Charters offers light tackle and fly-fishing charters in the York River and along the shoreline from Kittery to Ogunquit. Bait-fishing trips are also available. Departures are from Town Dock #2 in York Harbor. Town Dock #2, 20 Harris Island Rd., York, ME, 03909. 207/363–5324. www.mainestripers.net.

Hiking and Walking

Cliff Walk and Fisherman's Walk. Two walking trails traverse the shore from near Harbor Beach. Just beside it in a small park, the Cliff Walk ascends its granite namesake, running past the summer "cottage" mansions at the harbor entrance. There are some steps, but as signs caution, tread carefully because of erosion. Fisherman's Walk, on the other hand, is an easy stroll. Starting across Stage Neck Road from the beach, it passes waterfront businesses, historic homes, and rocky harbor beaches on the way to York's beloved Wiggly Bridge. This pedestrian suspension bridge alongside Route 103 (there is minimal parking here) leads to Steedman Woods, a public preserve with a shaded loop trail along the York River estuary's ambling waters. You can also enter the preserve near the George Marshall Store in York Village Stage Neck Rd., off U.S. 1A, York Harbor, ME.

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